Friday, May 6, 2011

When Mr love came calling..

When Mr love once knocked on these doors

I opened them with creaking hesitancy

To eyes full of wrinkles and skin in shackles

You’ve come a generation late I said

In bespectacled smile of my toothless sing song

Tidy up your hair he said...

Cheer up that frown...

Let me take a look at that face grown so brown

With tenderness of the bud I unfurled

Into arms so soft..and wept in the rhapsody of

Love that came in an age too late...

The flowers had fallen, the leaves all but yellow...

The girl you grew in love and with love..misty eyed & creaking yet

And yet the birds they sing and rainbows they spring too in backyards old..

In eyes that dream of dreamers still

Some dreamers lie but tender still...


© 2011 Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury

Submitted to Jingle’s Thursday Rally Week 43:

http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

The Unknowngnome said...

Ah, an update to "Dreamers still.."
(November 2, 2010)

This is beautiful how you finished the original.

Purvi said...

I super loved this poem.. Speaks for a million women now.. wow!

Bing (PinkLady) said...

this is so sweet... love can never come too late, you know. it happens when it is least expected no matter what your age is. it is made sweeter when you find again a lost love. :)

K McGee said...

Heartbreaking and yet somehow beautiful.

Jingle said...

well delivered sentiments,

love knocks the door,
smiles will make you dance on the floor...

welcome back.

Happy Mother's Day to Moms around you. Blessings..

Salem Lorot said...

Wow! More than what I bargained for. You write so well. I will be vising more for sure.

SUB said...

WoW....great as always...

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

Thanks so much everyone..:)

Andy said...

LOVE...isn't that what we all crave in life, regardless of age, time or distance? It's never too late to love.

Beautifully expressed.
Thanks for sharing.

Thoughts Not Lost said...

Lovely and well done!

Isabel said...

lovely ! this is awesome,

poetry-diary.com said...

I enjoyed this a lot - and can relate to it, especially the middle bit.

With tenderness of the bud I unfurled

Into arms so soft..and wept in the rhapsody of

Love that came in an age too late

Bittersweet!

The Reason You Come said...

Love knows no age, and it can outlive time! (That's the hope.) Oh, this is so romantic!

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

Thanks so much folks..I write cause you feel :)

Regards

mindlovemisery said...

Beautiful it makes me think of my mom and stepdad large age difference but they growing old together and deeply in love =)

periwinkler said...

How well expressed! Nice thoughts. Like yellow leaves turning green again. Like dead hopes sprouting afresh again! :)

Axee said...

‎"Life knows only one moment, and that is the present. Life knows only one space, and that is here. Now and here: these two words are the most significant words in the human language; they represent reality." ~ Osho